Vic Morgenstein (formerly Vic Morgan) has been distributing gruesome Asian horror schlock and soft-core smut for years. His flagship video series, "Drunk Chicks" 1 through 6, consists ...
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Vic Morgenstein (formerly Vic Morgan) has been distributing gruesome Asian horror schlock and soft-core smut for years. His flagship video series, "Drunk Chicks" 1 through 6, consists entirely of inebriated young women exposing their breasts. These low rent titles have earned Vic a comfortable living, and a less-than savory reputation; everywhere he goes, young men recognize his face from the DVD cases and lift their shirts to him in salute. Vic was willing to accept his complete lack of respectability so long as the money kept rolling in. But that all changed when picked up a low budget, art-house movie called The Unreasonable Truth About Butterflies at a second rate film festival. Butterflies, directed by total unknown Rufus Marquez, went on to become something of darling on the indie festival circuit. Vic got hooked on respectability and came to realize his new dream: to produce and distribute "respectable" indie films. The only snag is Vic is bereft of things like taste and vision...Written by
Phil Price & Myles Hainsworth
I'm really impressed with this show and with IFC. I accidentally started watching "The Business" because it was on after Laura Kightlinger's "Minor Accomplishments" show. I starting watching her show because I heard her plugging it on the Opie and Anthony radio show. The O&A radio show has a connection to her through Jim Norton who worked with her on HBO's "Lucky Louie" show. Anyway, once I tuned in, it wasn't long before I set my Tivo to record both of the IFC shows each week.
I'd previously seen an episode or two of "The Festival", which I guess was the precursor to "The Business", and it didn't really hold my attention. But now, after enjoying "The Business" so much, I'm wondering if I should have given "The Festival" more of an opportunity. That being said, I just added the DVD of "The Festival" to my Netflix queue.
Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by the writing and acting. The dialog and interaction between characters really made me happy. I was also very impressed with the actors, most of whom were basically unknown to me, but they all did a great job. I should note that leaving such positive feedback is a departure for me as I'm typically very cynical and jaded. I just didn't realize that IFC was airing such quality content in the form of original (I think) series. I hope there will be more to come.
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